The rise of sales tax automation has made it possible for companies to turn their manual tax processes into streamlined and efficient systems. It has dramatically improved everyday tasks, like data validation, which can now be performed with increased speed, ease, and accuracy.
The lost profit damages litigation landscape unceasingly shifts as emerging trends and court rulings continue to reshape the current paradigm. Notably, the economic disruption brought by the COVID-19 pandemic further complicates the calculation of damages, particularly for claims involving breach of contract or business interruption insurance.
Emerging Trends and Developments on ISDA’s Credit Derivatives Definitions: Navigating Implications to the Year Ahead and BeyondIwork OJT2021-05-24T04:39:23-04:00
Emerging Trends and Developments on ISDA’s Credit Derivatives Definitions: Navigating Implications to the Year Ahead and Beyond
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The decision has overruled a long-standing standard allowing states to charge remote sellers for in-state transactions. Consequently, several states have adopted new rules that specify what sets out a tax duty on sales and usage, known as nexus. They have also started to expand the economic nexus standard sanctioned in Wayfair beyond sales tax systems, introducing economic nexus provisions for corporate income taxes.
As of May 1, 2017, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) implemented the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 18. This updated standard requires companies to take full control and responsibility of their internal controls and to enhance their risk assessment procedures.
In its continued effort to deter anticompetitive conduct and other violations affecting government procurement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Procurement Collusion Strike Force in 2019. It is comprised of state and federal investigators and prosecutors mandated to investigate and prosecute all types of procurement collusions and other similar misconduct in government purchasing and programs.
In December 2019, the Final Regulations for Qualified Opportunity Zone Program were issued by Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Final Regulations were reported in the Federal Register in January 2020 and will become final in mid-March.
Effective December 31, 2021, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will be replaced by the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) as a primary benchmark index. The impending transition is expected to disrupt the whole market structure and pose significant challenges and risks to financial institutions.
Patent investigations brought under International Trade Commission (ITC) have seen an upward trend in recent years. Consequently, as several types of products and components are imported in the U.S., an increase in patent litigation is also expected – a scenario that may put a large number of U.S. companies and their consumers at risk.
Trends and Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts: Best Practices to Avoid Risk IssuesIwork OJT2021-06-09T23:12:52-04:00
In today's ever-evolving market economy, proper financial planning and effective risk prevention practices for businesses have been more crucial than ever. With distressed debts becoming more rampant, workouts and restructuring measures should be given more focus. Furthermore, significant court rulings under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code must also be followed to avoid future litigation that could result in claw-backs and fraud claims.
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) landscape has been evolving in recent years. With the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’) and the U.S. Treasury Department’s continuous efforts to clamp down tax evasion and other criminal activities, complex reporting requirements have been instituted and several FATCA guidance have been released. Thus, significantly shaping this area of law.
Lost profits are one of the most important factors of a plaintiff's claim. It is also among the most challenging types of damages to prove and is often vulnerable to attacks. As complex changes on the regulatory landscape occur, calculating and proving lost profits have become necessities that business owners must understand.
The shifting regulatory paradigm and emerging developments in federal tax laws confront companies with increased scrutiny on their tax planning practices. As the U.S. International Revenue Service (IRS) intensifies its enforcement initiatives, compliance has become more challenging and complex than ever. Thus, making companies more vulnerable to tax controversies. Failure to address and mitigate potential tax issues could mean hefty penalties.
Transfer Pricing Regulation in the 2020 Landscape: Maximizing Opportunities and Overcoming ChallengesIwork OJT2021-05-10T21:54:36-04:00
Transfer pricing presents notable challenges and opportunities for multinational entities. Significantly, the rising disputes and sweeping impact of recent tax reforms have continuously reshaped its regulatory landscape and resulted in an intensified scrutiny. However, with a keen understanding of and proper compliance with the rules, transfer pricing can be substantial in positioning a business both locally and globally.